9-9-9: Brand new music is the order of the day in this weeks Irie Jamms Show with DJ 745 playing a fine selection of roots reggae and lovers rock with crisp musical biscuits from Alborosie, Protoje, Kelissa, Amlak RedSquare and Queen Ifrica.
Our single of the week is from Jah9 who releases her self titled album ‘9’ on VP Records over an ORIGINAL Channel One riddim from Shamala Productions.
Riddim juggling from Frankie Music ‘Jah Army’ including 8 year old Princess Siyana singing her adaptation of Raging Fyah’s Jah Glory recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in 2015, Overstand Entertainments ‘Mile High’ riddim with strong pieces from Runkus, Bushman and Morgan Heritage and Russians ‘Crown Love’ riddim featuring Jahmiel, Chris Martin and Tarrus Riley.
Riddim reloaded features a 70’s roots classic from Jack Ruby alongside a new offering for 2016 from Kabaka Pyramid lifted from his critically acclaimed ‘Accurate’ mixtape with Major Lazer.
UK roots is represented with two singles from London based Royal Sounds with an update of an Errol Dunkley classic as well as an acoustic riddim from Calibud Music featuring Khalilah Rose covering a Garnett Silk classic from the 90’s. DJ 745 continues showcasing an amazing ‘DUB’ album produced by master drummer Kirk Bennett ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ and Sill Ywalks ‘Smile Jamaica’ compilation album
About DJ 745
DJ 745 is a cultural reggae selector/record collector/journalist based in Leicester, UK. His weekly Irie Jamms Show is the heaviest radio show of its kind featuring an international selection of roots reggae, revival and dub along with the latest music news and freshest artist interviews. Regular features on the Irie Jamms Show include ‘Riddim Reloaded’ tracing back the origins of classic ‘riddims’ and ‘Single of the Week’. The show is aired LIVE every Friday night from 7pm-9pm GMT exclusively on www.reggaespace.com
True to his name, DJ 745 has been a record collector/journalist of reggae music for over three decades and regularly spins music on his preferred format -7″ vinyl. His vast collection of reggae spans five decades. He has travelled extensively to search for rare reggae vinyl to add to his collection. His initial love for reggae music began when he was a youth in 1990 when he heard an infectious beat blasting out of the world-famous Daddy Kool Records in London. This led to the purchase of his first reggae records by Eek A Mouse and Dennis Brown. The rest they say is history.
Over the years DJ 745 has travelled to Jamaica, Japan, America and throughout Europe regularly tracing back the origins of reggae music and revisiting reggae landmarks including the original location of King Tubby’s Studio in Waterhouse and Treasure Isle Studios in Downtown Kingston. With a strong passion to help to preserve reggae music he has interviewed artists young and old including Bunny Wailer, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Jah9, Raging Fyah, Micah Shemaiah, Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Tarrus Riley, Etana, Chronixx, Protoje, Busy Signal, Freddie Mcgregor, and Horace Andy.
In the earlier part of his music career, DJ 745 played on a number of community stations in Leicester, including Fresh FM and has also been involved in Restricted Service License radio stations including Juice FM, Vision FM and Radio2Funky 95.1FM. He has also been a guest DJ on Demon FM. Since 2010 he has hosted a weekly show on an online radio station Reggaespace.com.